Sahila is a first-year PhD student with an interest in environmental economics and biodiversity conservation. She is especially interested in the economic, environmental, and political tradeoffs that shape the design and implementation of environmental policy.
Sahila holds Masters degrees in Public Policy (The University of Chicago), and Conservation Biology (State University of New York). She has seven years of research and project management experience on topics such as wildlife trafficking, human-wildlife conflict, endangered species, resettlement of forest-dwellers from protected areas, and community-based conservation. In her free time, she enjoys bird-watching, hiking and running.